Teaching Safe Emotional & Physical Boundaries
Stories of assault and abuse seem to dominate our media and community in past months. It is troubling to hear, and I think of ways to educate my daughter about safe boundaries. Now there is physical safety and emotional safety. We for the most part instinctively know what we need to do to ensure physical safety. However, there are unforeseen circumstances that may compromise safety and we are all limited in our human abilities. The other type of safety to consider is emotional safety. There is a brilliantly written article by the Washington post that I would like to recommend. It is comprehensive and worth the time to read. The article is titled: How (and why) to create emotional safety for our kids. I have provided the link here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/03/23/how-and-why-to-create-emotional-safety-for-our-kids/?utm_term=.fb547d2ace40
As a woman, a mom, and a professional my heart breaks to see the damage abuse causes to young lives. So many have spoken, and honestly it is necessary, however painful and difficult to listen. I never want to get to the point where I’m desensitize as it becomes a common occurrence. I encourage you to take the time to educate your young shinning stars on emotional as well as physical safety. Also, as parents we need to see the palaces in our own lives that need to be healed. It took me well into adulthood to consider my own emotional safety and recognize unsecure boundaries. This quote by Maya Angelou seems very fitting:
My mission is to positively affect each life I can touch. To affirm that every person has significant value. I’ve fought some difficult battles to rid myself of labels, and I purpose to influence others to banish them as well. I use my gifts of authorship and poetry in a few ways one of those is my branch in authorship, Y.B. Designs. Y.B. Designs creates messages of positivity and self-love for adults ,and children to combat bullying and banish labels. It is a heart mission of love that I envision will grow, and develop in the years to come. I would like to present one of our designs that we are giving away this month, “No Secrets. Love is wide and Open”. You can enter the giveaway below. You can visit our page to view more selections for young shining stars, that support an on-going conversation of love and safe boundaries.
Y.B.Designs Page. https://www.facebook.com/PrintedLyrics/
Thank you for taking the time to read. I would love to hear your thoughts and what resonated most with you.